Having stayed at the Aston Hotel in Dumfries on a good number of occasions and being very happy with everything there I thought I'd try here when in the area.
Firstly, excellent friendly welcome marred only by problems with the key card. Very frustrating when you've dragged all your stuff up to the room only to discover the card doesn't work. Then you find the replacement doesn't either.
The room itself, well equipped roomy executive with all the details you would expect. Smallish LCD TV with a mix of channels (in no particular order). Very good free WIFI. I understand that the hotel is a converted Sleep Inn that is due to undergo a revamp soon. Rooms are a bit like an upgraded Premier Inn but there's no real harm in that.
The restaurant is not particularly inspiring although the food was of good quality. I felt it was a bit let down by the staff. Friendly enough but perhaps a bit more training required. I believe I was served by a total of five people during the course of my meal! All well meaning but sorry to say not as efficient as the waiting staff in Dumfries.
Good location, just off motorway but without traffic noise. All in all though better than good and decent value for money. The Holiday Inn at Scotch Corner still remains my first choice.
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